This wafts along pleasantly enough, I suppose. But really it consists of rather self-indulgent, improvisatory noodlings on a variety of renaissance and early Baroque instruments. Cecile can obviously play, but this manages to be neither an interesting ambient album played on acoustic instruments (compare Robert Rich's "Temple of the Invisible") or a worthwhile fusion of styles. I have an unfortunate image of a rather drippy woman improvising soulfully on the gamba and noodling on the spinet. I cannot deny I'm something of a musical snob, but I'm usually open to something fresh and interesting. This is neither.
Oh, and the viol, or viola da gamba, isn't an ancestor of the 'cello or the electric bass. It's a family of instruments which are close cousins of the violin family, from treble to great bass, all of which have five to seven strings, tied on gut frets and are played upright between the knees with a bow. Cecile plays the bass viol, which is at the same pitch as the cello, rather nicely.